Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

November 2020

About Us

Attendance Line: 651-480-7391
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7395
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7423
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

Thank you for attending fall conferences. We appreciate getting to know our parents and your help in collaborating a learning plan to help our students be successful.

DATES TO REMEMBER


NOVEMBER

1-30 - PTC Hat and Mitten Drive

1 - Daylight Savings Time

2 - McAuliffe School Store Opens

3 - Picture Retakes - Cohort 1

5 - Picture Retakes - Cohort 2

13 - McAuliffe School Store Closes

17 - McAuliffe PTC Meeting

Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 504 244 5157, Passcode: PTC

25, 26, 27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

RAIDER UPDATE

Click here to view the most recent Raider Update!

SAFETY REMINDER

As COVID numbers begin to rise, we want to remind families that safety of our students and staff is a priority. One way to do this is to limit the amount of people entering the building. During student drop off time, 9:20am - 9:40am, we ask that parents stay outside of the building and let students walk down to class on their own. If you have an item to drop off, please bring that to the main office.


Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. See the "Message from the Nurse" below for more details.

PICTURE RETAKE DAYS

Need a Retake:

If you are wishing to have a picture retake done, please return you original picture package in its entirety on picture day. To ensure any issues with your picture package are corrected please include a note with what you did not like about the original picture and what you would like done differently with the retake.


Missed Original Picture Day:

Any students who have not had their picture taken should plan to have their picture done at retakes. If you would like to pre-order pictures you can do so by using the link below. If you have already ordered pictures, you do not need to again.


McAuliffe Picture Retake Dates:
Tuesday, November 3rd (Cohort 1 students)
Thursday, November 5th (Cohort 2 students)

To ensure a clean and safe picture day environment, Cahill Studios is strongly encouraging online ordering for all photos this year. Paper forms will not be sent to students. If you need to order via a paper form, you can request one from your school's office.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER MCAULIFFE RETAKES

CURRICULUM PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

McAuliffe is looking for two representatives to join ISD 200's Parent Advisory Committee. This group meets to learn about, share ideas and provide feedback about teaching and learning initiatives. Please contact Jennifer Reichel, Director of Teaching and Learning, with interest or more information: jreichel@hastings.k12.mn.us

PTC HAT AND MITTEN DRIVE

During the month of November, please consider donating new hats and mittens for students who may need them. This year there is an increased need at school as the items must be given rather than loaned from the nurse. To donate, please either drop items off at the front office or have students bring them directly to their teachers to fill the hat and mitten sled. Let's fill the sled to warm some hands, heads, and hearts!

Thank you,

The McAuliffe PTC

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MCAULIFFE ONLINE STORE

Click here to shop!

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Cold weather is here! Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Students spend twenty minutes outside for recess. Appropriate clothing includes hats, mittens/gloves, winter jacket, snow pants, and snow boots.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL WINTER...PREPARE FOR A "SNOW DAY”

It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:


Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.


Click HERE for instructions on how to update contact information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal

THERE'S STILL TIME TO OPT-IN TO DISTRICT TEXT MESSAGING!

Several weeks ago, Hastings Public Schools began allowing parents to opt-in to receiving text messages from the school district, using our Infinite Campus SchoolMessenger parent notification system. Current laws require the District to ask for consent prior to using an automatic service to send text messages to quickly notify parents and guardians. So parents must opt-in by enabling the Text (SMS) boxes in your Campus Portal Account.


When you enable this function in your account, you are consenting to receive text message alerts to the phone number(s) you have identified and are responsible for all related charges. You may opt out of this service at any time by simply un-checking the Text (SMS) box in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need help opting in please click on one of the links below and you will find directions to the text message Opt-In and Campus Portal Help. The links will take your directly to the page you need.

Campus Portal Help

Text Message Opt-In Directions

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION COLORING CONTEST SHEET

Click here to download the coloring sheet.

MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE

Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*


● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea


*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).

We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.


During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Just a reminder that if your child is having a birthday party and would like to invite their friends from school, we are not able to give out names, phone numbers or addresses of the students. While we know it is exciting for children to have a birthday party and invite their school friends, we ask that you do not send invitations to school as it can cause hurt feelings for those students who did not get invited to the party.


TREATS AT SCHOOL

The district has adopted a wellness policy. We are still celebrating student birthdays; we are just not doing so with birthday treats. We ask that students not bring any treats in honor of their birthday.

BRIDGE TO LEARNING 2020

Visit this site for up to date information on food, transportation, schedules and more!

DISTRICT CALENDAR

Includes Hybrid schedules

UPDATED - KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING

Click here to view the updated protocols adjusted for COVID-19. If you need to update your child's end of day plans due to emergency closing, please contact their teacher.

HYBRID LUNCH ORDER FORM - ELEMENTARY

Use this link to only order lunches for the days your student is not onsite.

ONLINE ACADEMY LUNCH ORDER FORM

Use this link to order lunches for Hastings Online Academy students.

HOA - LENDING LIBRARY CART

Need Books?

H.O.A. Lending Library Cart

Open: 8am-3pm

Located: outside McAuliffe Office doors (in the school entry way)

Contact-free option

Available to all HOA students


No book check out required!

Take what you need, return what you can, donate more books if able!


Always use the provided hand sanitizer on the cart before selecting books. If there is a family looking at the books on the cart, please practice social distancing and wait at least 6 feet away for your turn.

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Community Education Recreational Opportunities

TO REGISTER: Call 651-480-7670 or register online at www.HastingsCommunityEd.com